The Ultimate Travel Sewing Companion is completed! Pattern is by Lynette Anderson Designs and these gorgeous fabrics, also by Lynette, are from her Hollyhock Cottage collection by Lecien. This has been machine quilted with Aurifil thread, hand embroidered with variegated Valdani threads and hand appliqued using the applique paper and glue stick method along with Apliquick rods. 3-D flowers were stitched into place with a few colonial knots...
...and here's the inside - full of lots of pockets, including some plastic ones with zippers that are really useful, especially for storing my Apliquick rods. There's a useful strap, secured with a press stud, for keeping my scissors in place, and the appliqued woolfelt hexagon is a useful needle holder...
...pens and a rotary cutter all have their own place, and a small cutting board fits in the largest pocket. Threads and packets of needles and smaller scissors can all be kept safe in the zippered pockets, and the clear vinyl means you can see where everything is at a glance. My favourite part is definitely the decorative zipper pull...
...although this was quite time consuming to make, I'm thrilled with the result. This will be packed in my sewing bag when I go to classes and when I go to my sewing group too!
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